Titans of Sustainability

Titans of Sustainability is a work-study internship program focused on engaging students in all facets of sustainability. Titans was made possible by a grant from The Woman’s Philanthropy at Indiana University, Bloomington.

Titans work closely with faculty, staff, and other students at the Center for a Sustainable Future. Students engage in a learning community, working together to connect real world problem solving, student learning, and community connections necessary for students as they progress through their academic careers and enter into the workforce.

Titans are involved in a number of initiatives, including:

- Campus garden, providing fresh produce to communities in need in South Bend

- Annual eWaste event, which provides Michiana community members a safe and environmentally sound way to dispose of their unwanted electronics

- Earth Day events, including the Mayors Proclamation for sustainable towns and cities

- Connecting to others interested in sustainability via the creation of newsletters and social media campaigns

- Sustainability Lecture Series, engaging the broader Michiana area with innovative sustainability thinkers and practitioners

- Annual Green Town event, connecting all facets of cities and towns to work together for sustainability

- New initiative connecting to area K-12 teachers and students interested in sustainability

- Opportunities to engage in a variety of sustainability related research projects

Meet the 2014-2015 Titans

Mike StaszewskkiMike Staszewski

Mike is a senior at IUSB majoring in Advertising and Marketing. He is the campus Unity Garden leader, a senator for the Student Government Association, Advertising Manger for The Preface, and a Board Member for River Park Neighborhood and River Park Business Association. You can reach Mike at - or 574-261-4265

Michaela Kapala
I am Junior at IUSB majoring in Biology and minoring in both Chemistry and Sustainability Studies. I began working in the Center for a Sustainable Future last summer updating and managing their social media outreach (yes, we’re on Facebook. You should connect with us!), and assisting with any special events that the Center hosts during the academic year. Since then, I have had the opportunity to attend and participate in sustainability education events such as the annual AASHE conference and South Bend’s very own Green Town. I am very excited to see my campus become more sustainable as my team at the Center continues to spread education about sustainability and the triple bottom line to freshmen and seniors alike. Sustainability has become something very important to me and I look forward to further continuing my education in it and incorporating it into my future career. You can contact Michaela at - 

Brian WaltersBrian Walters

I am a senior majoring in General Studies with a double minor in Psychology and Sustainability. I am currently working on my internship in Sustainability - learning how to inform and teach about issues concerning our natural resources/environment and sustainability is one of the many skills I hope to inherit from the internship. I am currently working on a community garden project for a local apartment complex and hope this opportunity will expand into something greater. My wife and I have slowly implemented sustainable living techniques into our daily routines and have started to plan our fully sustainable house. You can reach Brian at -